If you find yourself constantly scrolling through #PerfumeTok searching for your new signature scent, we have two words for you: jasmine perfumes. While the jasmine flower may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of floral fragrances, you’ll be surprised to find out that the white floral is at the heart of nearly all of the most iconic perfumes for women, including Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and YSL Libre. So jasmine perfumes should absolutely be on your radar.
Jasmine, for one, is incredibly versatile – there are hundreds of different species of jasmine, which can vary from sweet, sultry, musky or anything in between. And it’s the pinnacle ‘quiet luxury’, thanks to its sweet and opulent aroma that makes even more affordable fragrances such as the Sol De Janeiro 68 smell more expensive than they actually are. It also helps that jasmine essential oil has been used in aromatherapy for decades, to help calm or uplift – ideal if you’re on the lookout for the perfect mood-boosting perfume.
I’ll be honest: for the longest time, I ignored jasmine perfumes. It wasn’t until my first encounter and spritz of Chloé Nomade Jasmin that I truly noticed them and and realised just how much they instantly fill me with joy. Since then, I’ve always made sure to check all the olfactory notes of my favourite scents, which helped me discover that the white jasmine flower was at the heart of all of them. Coincidence? I think not.
Best jasmine perfumes at a glance – our top picks:
- Best jasmine perfume overall: Chloé Nomade Jasmin Naturel Intense Eau de Parfum, WAS £71 NOW £56.80, LookFantastic
- Best everyday jasmine perfume: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum, WAS £68 NOW £53.25, Sephora
- Best long-lasting jasmine perfume: Lancome Le Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum, £64, LookFantastic
- Best affordable jasmine perfume: Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa 68 Perfume Mist, £22, LookFantastic
How we chose the best jasmine perfumes
For most perfumes, heart notes (AKA middle notes) can make or break a fragrance. While the top notes tend to be more memorable, they only stick around for the first ten minutes or so before paving the way for the heart notes, which works with the base to create the scent. So, when curating an edit of the best jasmine perfumes, I was looking for any type of jasmine to be featured as a top or heart note.
Whether you’re looking for a sweet and playful scent or a sophisticated and elegant one, there’s a jasmine perfume out there for every taste and preference. So, if you’re keen to add a touch of luxury and sensuality to your fragrance collection, keep scrolling for the best jasmine perfumes out there.
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